Queen cancels more engagements due to illness

Britain's QueenElizabeth II, left, shakes hands with the head nurse at the King Edward VII hospital following a one-day stay caused by a stomach ailment, London Monday, March 4, 2013. The 86-year-old queen fell ill Friday and was being treated at Windsor Castle until Sunday, when she was moved to a central London hospital as a precaution. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
March 12, 2013 11:26:00 AM PDT
Royal officials say Queen Elizabeth II is cancelling engagements following her recent illness.

Buckingham Palace said in a statement Tuesday that she will cancel some events Wednesday and Thursday.

The 86-year-old monarch is recovering from a stomach bug she suffered last week. The illness led to a brief hospitalization, her first in a decade.

Officials say the monarch presented a poetry award on Tuesday, and will "continue with the usual rhythm of business at Buckingham Palace." But she is canceling two events on Wednesday and Thursday.

They say the queen hopes to resume engagements next week.

The queen had to cancel a visit to Rome, last week because she suffered from gastroenteritis, which causes vomiting, stomach pain and diarrhea.


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